Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at Swagg Inc Night Club
Police in Greenville have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at Swagg Inc, a nightclub on White Horse Road. 32-year-old Timathius Lewers was arrested for the shooting, which took place on November 16.
Deputies were called to the club at around 12:45 a.m. that Friday. After arriving, they discovered 30-year-old Norris Shawndra Bates with a gunshot wound. Bates was brought to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he died during surgery for his injuries.
While investigating the shooting, officers visited a home on Pine Creek Court and found Lewers suffering from a minor self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was brought to a hospital for that injury and released. He was then arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Legal Recourse For Victims of Bar Shootings
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney is a former criminal prosecutor who now represents crime victims in civil court, helping them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some of Brian’s thoughts on the options for legal recourse available to violent crime victims and their families:
All property owners have a legal duty to make sure their properties are safe from preventable dangers. These premises liability laws help protect customers, guests, employees, and visitors from the risk of preventable injuries. Guarding against reasonably foreseeable violent crime is part of this legal duty. When a violent crime occurs and people are injured or killed due to a failure to meet this legal duty, the property owner could potentially be considered negligent and held liable for damages if the victims and their families file a lawsuit.
For example, a bar owner could be considered negligent for a lack of safety precautions that could reduce the risk of violent crime, such as hired security guards and mandatory pat-downs for weapons.
If you or someone you love has been wounded or killed in a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you have legal rights. To learn more about your options for justice and financial compensation, consider speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.